As part of Design Week 2022, the Institute of Designers Ireland with support from the Design Crafts Council of Ireland have opened the IDI ReJOYce Exhibition to celebrate the best of Irish Design over the past 50 years.
The exhibition aims to showcase the depth of creativity and far reaching impact that the Irish design industry delivers to businesses across the globe.
A stat highlighted by Minister Humphreys from a Grant Thornton report which commissioned by the Design & Crafts Council Ireland, highlights a turnover of €53 billion across design & craft in the Irish economy.
The exhibition was opened at Two Central Plaza, Dame Street with a speech by the Minister for Social Protection of Ireland, Heather Humphreys. The exhibition plans to raise the profile of Irish design to the general public and will run from the 16th November until 2nd December 2022.
WONDR are featured in the digital design section of the exhibition with our work for clients from across home and abroad which include, 11Onze ‘La Plaça’ (Spain), Likha Aesthetic Clinic (Ireland) and CSSDA WOTY (global).
IDI 50 years on
The exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the IDI, who were established in 1972 by a group of passionate designers led by architect Raymond McGrath, who created a community where designers could support each other and encourage development of the design profession.
50 years on, navigating economic highs and lows, that profession is valued at €6bn and the IDI has continued to support designers and their businesses every step of the way.
We’re shortlisted for not one, but two of our projects at The Institute of Designers Ireland’s (IDI) Awards 2022.
The IDI Awards showcases the best in Irish design across fashion/textiles, products, digital, visual communications, structures & spaces, so we’re honoured to be shortlisted.
Our work for Package Portal was shortlisted for Best App.
Package Portal is a contactless proof-of-delivery app for online shoppers that rewards users with crypto in exchange for their data.
We’re looking forward to celebrating the best in Irish design & the 50th anniversary year of the IDI at the awards ceremony in the Marker Hotel on the 17th Nov 22.
Over the years WONDR and IDI have crossed paths on multiple occasions, not only in an award capacity but also on a collaborative level.
At WONDR, we are always keen to get involved in events and contribute to promoting Irish design talent across the globe. This year marks the 50th year anniversary of the Institute of Designers of Ireland and we’re pleased to announce that our Founder, Dermot O’Shea, will join their panel of expert judges for the IDI Awards 2022.
After 2 years of online ceremonies, the IDI Awards will be held in person this year. An occasion of JOY to meet peers, colleagues and friends to celebrate the best of Irish design across fashion, brand, architecture, comms & digital.
"This may be our best line-up of judges yet for a very special 50th year anniversary celebration"Charlotte Barker CEO - Institute of Designers Ireland
A Global Panel of Experts
Dermot joins a talented Digital Judging panel fro around the world which includes Lucia Orlandi, Ciaran Bonass, Kristian Lember, Sarah Kennelly, Niall O’Kelly & Bienvenido Cruz.
WONDR have collected 22 awards over the last 12 months from some of the world’s most prestigious programmes, making Dermot an optimal candidate for judging at this year’s IDI Awards.
Dermot O'Shea Founder
We know the hard work that goes into making something special, so it's a pleasure to join an expert judging panel to review the JOY created by Irish Designers.